If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Lexington home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in South Carolina wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular
pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Lexington, and I recommend the following:
Terminix Service, Inc.
Cell Phone: 803-832-2495
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Lexington County Animal Services: (803) 785-8149
Terminix Service, Inc. specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. South Carolina also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Terminix Service, Inc. is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 803-832-2495
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully South Carolina and Lexington County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
Terminix Service, Inc. is a full-service Lexington wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Lexington pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Terminix Service, Inc. performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Lexington wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in South Carolina to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement
is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know.
Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to South Carolina law. We offer Lexington raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Terminix Service, Inc.. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live
and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Lexington squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed.
Never, ever use poison! Most Lexington exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Lexington rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. South Carolina is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and
cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Lexington pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Lexington bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Lexington trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Lexington wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points
into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Terminix Service, Inc. does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Terminix Service, Inc.. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc.
Read about how to get rid of opossums
. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks
. Terminix Service, Inc.
also provides dead animal removal in Lexington. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Lexington snake removal - most of the snakes in South Carolina are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Lexington. And remember, we are a private business, not Lexington County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (803) 785-8149.
Lexington County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Terminix Service, Inc.
Cell Phone: 803-832-2495
Lexington Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do about rodents in the attic - There are plenty of methods that you can use in order to remove a pesky rodent from your attic. You could choose to call a wildlife professional to come and professional remove the animal, as well as performing a clear up and blocking any entrances. You could even choose to do all of the hard work yourself - trapping the animal, releasing it in a legal and safe new environment, blocking up the holes, etc. For some people however, getting rid of a rodent means extermination, and although it is neither humane nor easy, it can be effective in some cases. Of course, there are a few problems that you should expect to run into when using poison to kill a rodent. Firstly, death will not be instant, and in some cases can take up to as much as four weeks to work on the animal. This means that not only will the death be a very painful one, but it will also last for a while, which in turn means you are going to have no idea of where the creature actually laid to rest. You will soon realize when the creature has died though - you will smell it. Just call any local wildlife professional and they will tell you a whole bunch of stories of DIY poison jobs that have gone wrong, with an animal being left decomposing in a cavern in the house somewhere. This means that you can smell it but you can't get to it, certainly not without removing entire sections of attic insulation or hacking apart massive drywall chunks. There is a myth that using poisons dedicated to killing mice and rats will actually cause the animal to dehydrate so when it dies and begins to decompose, it will not smell. This is just that - a myth, and trust us when we say that when this animal dies in your attic or home, you are most definitely going to smell it.
Lexington Wildlife Tip #2:
Whats the name of a green snake that bite - Unfortunately, there are many snakes out there; all of them bite, and many of them are green. The good news is that there are only a few venomous snakes in North America, and most of them are recognizable in one way or another. To figure out what green snake bite you, you will have to look at the region where you live and the types of snakes in that area. Garter snakes are very common in most parts of the country. They often appear green and will have a stripe down the sides and back. When picked up or harassed, these snakes are just as likely to bite as any others. Getting bit by a snake should be a good lesson to keep in mind for the future. All snakes will strike when they feel threatened. If this snake managed to bite you, you are lucky it was not a venomous animal. A rattlesnake, cottonmouth, coral snake, or copperhead snake bite would have sent you to the hospital. None of these snakes have a distinctive green appearance. The coral snake is very recognizable with red, black, and yellow banding. All the other venomous snakes will have triangular heads and oblong pupils, not that you want to be close enough to look into the snake's eyes.
South Carolina Wildlife Information:
South Carolina State bird: Carolina wren, wild turkey
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: Loggerhead sea turtle
State amphibian: Spotted salamander
State fish: Striped bass
State insect: Carolina mantis
South Carolina is a coastal state, but its sandy shores extend much further inland than you might expect. Millions of years ago, the ocean coast was much different from what it is now, and the center of the state still shows evidence of ancient sand dunes from that time period. Despite the sandy soil, much of South Carolina has reverted back to forest, though the state is relatively flat except for a small patch of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the upper corner. South Carolina gets the best of both worlds-terrestrial and marine animals all in one state.
The marine animals seen by beach-goers are nothing short of amazing. South Carolina sees a number of different whale species. There are also dolphin pods, and porpoises that leap through the waves. Unfortunately, like any state along the coast, seagulls take full advantage of people on the sand, going so far as to steal food right out of people's hands. Not only do the gulls harass tourists, they create problems for local businesses and homeowners. The droppings from the birds are very corrosive.
Inland, the seagulls aren't so powerful. The animal ruling the territories in South Carolina is the alligator. Though not as densely populated as in some states, alligators are in much of the southern part of South Carolina, where the temperatures are more consistent. More widely distributed through the state are coyotes and black bears. There are also red wolves, grey wolves, and mountain lions in South Carolina.
White-tailed deer and wild hogs tend to be the most common grazers in this state. Many years ago, there were both herds of bison and of elk, but deforestation and hunting have made both species extinct to South Carolina. Any bison herds present are privately owned.
Nuisance animals live in South Carolina, just as they live in most other states. This region is ideal for pest critters like raccoons, skunks, opossums, rats, mice, and bats. Due to warmer temperature, bats can be particularly problematic because they do not need to migrate away from their roost if it is inside of a home.
South Carolina also has a number of snakes due to the warm, humid weather. Of the four venomous snakes in the United States, South Carolina has them all. There are cottonmouths, copperheads, coral snakes, and several species of rattlesnakes.
You can always call Terminix Service, Inc., any time of day, at 803-832-2495, for a price quote for Lexington wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Lexington, SC.